USC Basketball: Cal State Bakersfield Preview, Game Time, Live Stream and Lineups

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USC Trojans vs. Cal State Bakersfield

Galen Center | Los Angeles, Calif.

7:00 pm | Pac-12 Network

All-Time Series: First meeting

The USC Trojans (6-3) will be back on the hardwood after a week long break when they host the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (5-5) on Sunday.

The Trojans’ last game was a 78-62 victory on Dec. 8 over Boston College, which moved the Trojans’ home record on the season to 5-0.

The freshman trio of Kahlil Dukes, Julian Jacbos, and Nikola Jovanovic have combined to score 219 points in the Trojans’ last eight games.

Jacobs has been particularly impressive in his last two outings, scoring 30 points, grabbing 15 rebounds, and notching 12 assists.

As for the Roadrunners they began the season 5-1, but are currently in the midst of a four-game losing streak.  In four road games thus far, they are 1-3.

Unlike the Trojans, the Roadrunners are led by a senior in Issiah Grayson, who is averaging 12.8 points per game.

If the Trojans are able to replicate the balanced effort they put forth against the Eagles where five players scored in double figures, and five players recorded at least five assists, they should improve to 7-3 and shift their focus to the Dec. 19 game against Cal State Long Beach.

The Trojans are winners in six of their last eight games and are off to their best start since the 2009 season.

Probable Starters:

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Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners:

G #3 Javonte Maynor 6-0, 175, Jr.*
G #12 Issiah Grayson 5-11, 165, Sr.*
F#0 Stefon Johnson 6-6, 210, Sr.*
F #24 Erik Kinney 6-4, 210, So.
C #23 Abdul Ahmed 6-10, 250, Jr.*

USC Trojans:

G #10 Pe’Shon Howard 6-3, 190, Sr.
G #12 Julian Jacobs 6-3, 180, Fr.
G #22 Byron Wesley 6-5, 210, Jr.
F #32 Nikola Jovanovic 6-10, 220, Fr.
C #55 Omar Oraby 7-2, 270, Sr.

*utilized redshirt season

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Topics: USC Basketball, USC Trojans

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